Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Karlstad
92.400 inhabitants

Local contact

Rådgivnings- och miljöstrategiska avdelningen
Jenny Sundén
Karlstads kommun
651 84 Karlstad
++46 54 5404676

Participation 2007

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Streets for people - plenty of activities in the city centre focusing on energy, transportation and entertainments in the streets - an exiting day in the city!
Inauguration of the new bus rout system.
Bicycle Day för employees and students at the university.
Film: An Inconvenient Truth (Al Gore).
Theatre for schools about littering (Sopan)
Karlstad Night Skate - ITWMC - Inlines race through the city (closing streets for cars).
Launch of awareness raising campaign - Echo Action.
Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
The city centre - Tingvallastaden, except Hamngatan
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Other: New bicycle map
Pedestrianisation
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
Public transport services
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport network (creation of HOV lanes for public transport modes, new stops, new lines, reserved areas etc)
  • Improvement and extension of the public transport services (express services, increase frequency etc)
Traffic calming and access control scheme
  • Speed reduction programmes in zones near schools
  • Create park and ride stations
  • New traffic regulations: traffic circulation and parking
  • Elaboration of new residential areas
Accessibilities
  • Create the tactile pavements
  • Create wheelchair ramps
  • Lowering of pavements
New forms of vehicle use and ownership
  • Responsible car-use (eco-driving etc)
  • Use of clean vehicles
Mobility management
  • Launch of awareness-raising campaigns
  • Development of travel plans / mobility plans in consultation with local stakeholders
  • Development of systems and equipment for measuring air quality in public places